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LARGE INTESTINE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does large intestine mean? 

LARGE INTESTINE (noun)
  The noun LARGE INTESTINE has 1 sense:

1. beginning with the cecum and ending with the rectum; includes the cecum and the colon and the rectum; extracts moisture from food residues which are later excreted as feces

  Familiarity information: LARGE INTESTINE used as a noun is very rare.


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LARGE INTESTINE (noun)


Sense 1large intestine [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Beginning with the cecum and ending with the rectum; includes the cecum and the colon and the rectum; extracts moisture from food residues which are later excreted as feces

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Hypernyms ("large intestine" is a kind of...):

bowel; gut; intestine (the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus)

Meronyms (parts of "large intestine"):

blind gut; caecum; cecum (the cavity in which the large intestine begins and into which the ileum opens)

transverse colon (the part of the large intestine that extends across the abdominal cavity and joins the ascending to the descending colon)

ascending colon (the part of the large intestine that ascends from the cecum to the transverse colon)

descending colon (the part of the large intestine that descends from the transverse colon to the sigmoid colon)

sigmoid colon; sigmoid flexure (the s-shaped curve between the descending colon and the rectum)

rectum (the terminal section of the alimentary canal; from the sigmoid flexure to the anus)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "large intestine"):

colon (the part of the large intestine between the cecum and the rectum; it extracts moisture from food residues before they are excreted)

Holonyms ("large intestine" is a part of...):

alimentary canal; alimentary tract; digestive tract; digestive tube; gastrointestinal tract; GI tract (tubular passage of mucous membrane and muscle extending about 8.3 meters from mouth to anus; functions in digestion and elimination)


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